Inside Job
Ula Lucińska &
Michał Knychaus
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2019

Ula Lucińska

born in 1992, Poland
education:
2015-2018: University of Arts in Poznań, Poland
2011-2015: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland: History of Art

Michał Knychaus

born in 1987, Poland
education:
2012-until now: University of Arts in Poznań, Poland
2006-2013: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland: Cultural Science

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art residencies:
2018-2019: Terrain Gurzelen, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2018: TestDrive at Drive Drive, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016: Kulturfabrik Burgdorf, Burgdorf Switzerland

abroad educational scholarships:
I University of Oslo
Accademia Belle Arti di Napoli
Technological Educational Institute of Athens

prizes and grants:
2018: Prize of the SZUM art magazine for the best graduation diploma
2018: Prize of the Czas Kultury art magazine for the best graduation diploma
2018: Prize of The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2018: Najlepsi z Najlepszych 3.0 grant of The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
2018: Prize of the Major of the City of Kalisz in Poland
2016: Santander Universidades prize
2017-2018: Polish Culture Around the World grant from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (3 times)
2015-2018: Scholarship for the best students from the Head of the University of Arts in Poznań, Poland (annual)

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The practice of working together has led us to create an Inside Job duo. Our artistic practice is based
on carrying out interdisciplinary projects using the latest media and materials. We focus on the process
of creating new identity which emerges when cut-off from the domesticated cultural contexts on the unknown visual territories and in the space of the changing language. The aesthetic experiments use mostly
the subversive incorporation of fashion and sub-culture elements of contemporaneity.
Many of our to-date realizations use the “product” category, understood also as an artistic product,
as well as how it functions in dispersed systems. We regard art as an adequate platform
of communication between people living in a hybrid, post-digital world.
We presented our works during art residencies (TestDrive at DriveDrive, Nicosia, Cyprus; Kulturfabrik, Burgdorf, Switzerland), at individual exhibitions (e.g. :SKALA Gallery, 9/10 Gallery, Poznań, Poland; Hot Wheels Projects, Athens, Greece) and collective (e.g. Athens Digital Arts Festival 2018, Athens; Galeria SKALA, Poznań; Galeria DuflonRacz, Berno, Switzerland; Ostrale Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Dresden, Germany; Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, Izrael; New Waves, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Virginia, USA; Callegenera Festival, Monterrey, Mexico). We are the finalists of prestigious, international Artagon competition in Paris and in 2016 we were merited with the Santander Universidades award for emerging artists. Grantees of the programme carried out by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Polish Culture Around the World.